Dr. Elisabeth Vorbuchner LL.M.
born September 1965

Attorney at law and
specialized attorney in intellectual property law

Education and qualifications:

1985-1990

Law at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and First Legal State Examination in Augsburg

1990-1993

Practical stage of training supervised by the High Court of Munich, Germany, and Second Legal State Examination in Munich

1994-1995

Reading for LL.M. in intellectual property at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College, covering inter alia International and Comparative Law of Trade Marks, Trade Secrets, Design and Unfair Competition, including Advertising and Marketing Law

1997

Guest speaker at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College, Course for Foreign Judges about "Unfair Competition in German and English Law"

1999

Doctorate thesis on the formation of strategic alliances between German (public law) and municipal bodies and use in (private) companies to perform more effectively their public obligations; special award for the paper received in 2001

Experience:

September 1993

Admitted to the Munich Bar ("Rechtsanwältin") and specialized in intellectual property law, representing clients before all courts within Germany (except BGH) and before the General Court of the European Union and the Court of Justice

1993-1996

Associate attorney with the Munich law firm Mommer & Partner

1996-1998

Attorney with the Augsburg law firm Seitz - Weckbach - Fent

1998-2001

Attorney with the Munich patent and trade mark law firm Kador & Partner

2002-2005

Partner at the Augsburg IP law firm Waibel Hoppert Rubach & Partner

2005 to date

Foundation and Partner of law firm Zanker & Vorbuchner

2008

Admitted as “Specialized Attorney in intellectual property law ("Fachanwältin für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz"), covering inter alia the legal fields of German and European Trade Mark Law, Design and Unfair Competition Law, including German Advertising and Marketing Law, after reading the course in Munich for six months in 2007, sitting for four tests and presenting over 150 different cases to the experts covering all fields of intellectual property law

Memberships:

GRUR German Association of Intellectual Property Rights, Hamburg, Germany INTA International Trade Mark Association, New York IPSKI Intellectual Property "Skiers", Wien, Austria COMTAI Community Advisory Initiative e.V., an initiative of Munich attorneys, Germany German Lawyer’s Association („Deutscher Anwaltsverein“), Bonn, Germany

Zanker & Vorbuchner